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peaceful nuclear power. but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see we harness that power for peace. make no mistake, nuclear -- is no at challenge that can be contained that would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of the nations and the security of the global economy. it risk triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the unraveling of the nonproliferation treaty. that's why a coalition of the countries is holding the iranian government accountable. and that's why we must do what -- >> host: how about the posture and the words any messages you heard from the president. and speak about the arc of recent history here. it wasn't too long when you were folks were dealing with the issue as well. go ahead. >> guest: thank you. i thought it was an interesting reference that the president made to iron in the speech with the u.n. yesterday. i thought he was talking directly to the iranian government and to the iranian people to get the meth age i cross that the united states has a lot of international backing. most of the countries are supporting us not the ir
assembly i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency mahmoud amadinejad president of the economic republic of iran invited to address the assembly. [applause] 's been in the name of god, the compassionate the merciful, may peace and blessings be upon the greatness of -- he has chosen a companion and divine messengers. of the god hasten the emergence of your children. grant him good health and victory and make us his best companions and all those who attain to his reckless. mr. president excellencies and ladies and gentlemen i think the almighty god for having given me the chance to participate in speaking. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nation's. comments from iran. the glory and beauty, the land of knowledge, wisdom and morality. the cradle of philosophy and mysticism, the land of compassion and life, the land of scientists, philosophers, and writers. [inaudible] i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization and an inheritor of respected universa
. it has to be well thought out. >> host: and your bio you consulted to the united nations on middle east issues. are you currently doing not? and who are you advising at the united nations? >> guest: i talked to a number of u.n. officials. a must see who i talked to in our discussions are confidential. they will just generally say it is my view that right now, any diplomatic initiative is a waste of time. it has become such an existential conflict, so militarized on each side of the conflict to try to put forward the diplomatic resolution is useless right now because either side is just not listening to it. i think you and officials, from what i've been reading, the new u.n. envoy who is imminently qualified understands the almost impossibility of his task. i think he has taken right approach. in other words, is going to syria, meeting with regime officials, many with opposition officials, getting the lay of the land. he is making necessary contacts and developing relationships so that perhaps when there is a time, hopefully in the near future, very diplomatic initiative stands a chance
upon which the united nations was founded. the notion that people can resolve their differences peacefully. the diplomacy can take the place of war. that interdependent world us a of us have a stake working toward greater opportunity and security for our citizens. if we are serious about upholding the ideals it will be not enough to put more guards in front of the embassy or put out statements of regret and wait for the outrage to pass, if we are serious about the ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart and the hopes that we hold . >>> see of all what the president had to say tonight at 8:p.m. on compareon networking c-span. the discussion on the supreme court case challenging the legality of the health care law. we'll hear from two health care advisers that represent 26 states held at the university of colorado law schooled at bolder. it's about an hour. >> start with the actual development of the law itself the afarredble care act was a project that depending how you look at it
at virginia tech. at the time, tim and all virginians united, learned from what went wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. and so tim i commend you want to infer that. insofar as national security, there are a lot of challenges facing us. we had an opportunity to be on the side of an uprising in iran several years ago. when people wanted a more free and just society in iran. and i just wish our president had said we are on the side of those who wanted to change about theocracy, that repression regime but a state so that reminded me of when -- pre-du-lac reset when ronald reagan called the soviet union the evil empire, that gave hard to the producers. we have the biggest threat i think as iran, if iran gets nuclear weapons, that that needs to be prevented. you have worries about, particularly in syria, the chemical weapons stockpile. you have the attacks on embassies in libya and egypt and elsewhere around the world. this is exactly why it is so dangerous and so wrong to be playing these little games with our armed services. we need to be stored. we need a strong economy to have
in the united states of america, and we know the problem with the democracies now is not the dogmatic decisions of religions, but some decisions of frans national cooperation and economy power deciding without being able to say anything and we cull it democracy, still today dealing with power that are beyond the procedure. the banks, transnational cooperation, and, for example, in greece, in spain, in italy, we have those coming to solve the problem we never elected them, but money is choosing them. we have to deal with not simplistic answer when it comes to separate religion from states, what do you have? directing the state or imposing decision on to the state which is also imposing decision on to us as citizens. this western model, i think, be washington. we all have to deal with problems and crisis from within. i wouldn't push the arab world to follow blindly the western model, but take the better, the best from the others and try their own way. having said that, the first problem is the nature of the state. why -- i was referring to this dpsh voided referring to islamic states, and if you
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